Centenary bus journey Thursday 5 December
(for museum members only)
See 'Events & News' page for details.
At the Oxford Bus Museum we're dedicated to telling the story
of bus and coach travel around Oxfordshire over the last 100
years. Our exhibits include many historic preserved buses,
coaches, horse-drawn vehicles, a wide selection of artefacts (bus
stops, ticket machines, timetables, posters, staff uniforms) and
lots of fantastic photos illustrating our diverse public transport
Since 2004 we've also been home to the Morris Motors Museum, which charts the story of how these classic British
cars and commercial vehicles were produced at Cowley, in the
city. Our impressive collection of vintage Morris vehicles
represents those produced during William Morris's life.
The link between William Morris founder of Morris Motors (who
later became Lord Nuffield) and buses in Oxford can be traced to
1913 when he and a partner started the first motorbus service in
the city. 2013 will therefore be a very significant year for us. A
double centenary celebration - 100 years of motorbuses in the
city of Oxford and 100 years of Morris Motors!
NEW for 2013 - a collection of over 40 vintage bicycles,
including a Penny Farthing (as pictured below).
It just wouldn't be Oxford without bikes!
Oxford Bus Museum & Morris Motors Museum, Station Yard, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8LA.
Tele: 01993 883 617 (during Museum opening hours). Tele: 01296 337 622 (when the museum is closed).
The running of the Museum (Reg no: 1667) is the responsibility of a company limited by guarantee: The Oxford Bus Museum Trust Limited.
Registered no: 4228899. It has charitable status as a registered charity, no:1088389. Site update: 03/11/2013.
On site we have:-
- a workshop with viewing gallery (and stair-lift);
- a cafe, serving hot & cold drinks, light snacks and ice-creams;
- a gift shop, with plenty of models, books, post cards, posters etc.
- toilets (with disabled access).